Breaking Barriers. Pressing Forward: 5 Keys for Being an Empowered First-Generation College Student
When it rains, it pours. Raised in a low-socioeconomic and single-parent home. Survivor of abuse. Struggling with weight, anxiety, and depression. First in the family to go to college to a Ph.D. at 28. A talk designed to inspire, uplift, and empower your participants to overcome obstacles, realize their potential, and keep pressing forward in their endeavors.
Putting them FIRST: 5 Strategies to Support First-Generation College Students
As the growing demographic of students enrolled in postsecondary settings continues to become more diverse, there is a need for institutions of higher education to be actively involved in creating campuses that are inclusive. The purpose of this session is to encourage participants to think more deeply about their role in being a part of communities of higher learning and learn strategies for helping their first-generation college students thrive.
Wings and Hoods: 5 Steps for Thriving as a First-Generation Graduate Student
The challenges of being a first-generation college student don’t stop at the undergraduate level. Many first-generation students who continue on to graduate school find themselves in oddly similar situations as being a coed. The purpose of this session is to help participants create a masterplan to confidently navigate their graduate school journey.
First-Gen to Full-Time: 5 Ways to Create a Supportive Environment for First-Generation Graduates in the Workplace
As first-generation college graduates move into the workforce, they also enter new spaces where their unique characteristics still call for them to have support in their transition. In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of first-gen employees and learn strategies to help them be successful in the workplace.